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TOPEKA STATE JOtTRNA.1V MONDAY EVENING. JULY 28, 1902.
8 PUT ON RECORD. Candidates for County Attorney Tell Where They Stand. Mr. Nichols Will Do as He Has Done. SCHENCK'S FIRM STAND Would Make Special Effort to Enforce Prohibitory Law. Mr. Stebfoins Explains Definitely His Position. lA.t the request of the State Journal the three candidates for county attor ney have made a written etatement o what they intend to do should they be elected at the November election. Galen Nichols is the nominee of the Republicans and seeks a second term, J. J. Schenek is the nominee of the Democrats and L. A. Stebbins, a Pop ulist, is the nominee of the independent forces. Each candidate was asked to make a written statement of what he intended to do if he is elected to the office of county attorney. NICHOLS WILL KEEP IT UP. Galen Nichols, present county attor ney and candidate for re-election on the "republican ticket, made the following statement: "I have tried to perform the duties devolving upon a county at torney in the past and if re-elected wiH endeavor to do the same in the future." MR. SCHENCK'S PROMISE. J. J. Schenek, the Democratic nomi nee for county attorney, made the fol lowing statement: "I will use every honest means to en force generally and particularly every law on the statute books. I will not attempt to decide whether the prohibi tory law, or any other law, is the best law that could be enacted upon the sub ject, but if the prohibitory law is vio lated, as it is now, more than any other law, I will make a special effort to enforce it. I believe that law can be enforced and that it is the sworn duty of the county attorney to enforce it. "If elected to the office of county at torney I will perform all of my duties as such officer without fear or favor, and it will not be necessary to appoint an assistant attorney general to per form my duties for me." MR. STEBBINS IS POSITIVE. L. A. Stebbins, the nominee of the In dependent forces for the office of county attorney, made the following state ment: "I cheerfully comply, with your re quest. A public officer should be liter , ally a servant of the people. An election is a contract of employment, and no body of intelligent voters will employ a man to render a public service, who is afraid to state fully, pointedly and def initely, what service he proposes to ren der if elected. "I will begin my statement of what I will do, by stating some things that I isvill not do. (1) "I will not interpret my oath of omce to read as follows: 'I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitu tion of the United States and the con stitution of the state of Kansas, and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of county attorney, except such parts of the constitution of the state of Kansas as I may for reasons which seem to me sufficient, nullify, set aside and hold for naught. So help me God.' (Z) "1 will not spend any of the time belonging to the county in inventing glittering generalities, high sounding phrases, plausible excuses, or ingenious devices, to evade the performance of my duty in any respect whatsoever, or with reference to any law whatsoever, as such duty is denned by the constitu tion and the laws of the state. (3) "I will not be a party either direct ly or indirectly, openly or tacitly to any plan, shift, device, or scheme to nullify and set aside the prohibitory liquor law, or any other law to be. found in the constitution and statutes of the state. (4.) "I will not by refusing to perform a part of the duties of the office of county attorney render it necessary for the attorney general to appoint an as sistant attorney general for this county, thereby compelling the county to pay 5475 for the services of such assistant, and putting it in danger of being com pelled to pay thousands of dollars more for like services of such assistant. (5.) "I will not attempt to combine the legislative and executive functions of government by determining as does the czar, what shall, and what shall not. be law, while I am at the same time acting under an oath to enforcethe laws as found in the constitution and sta tutes. "I deny utterly the right, either legal or moral, of any public officer thus to combine legislative, and executive func tions. It is indefensible whether viewed from the legal, the ethical, or the prac tical point of view. As a matter of law, such conduct constitutes perjury, as be ing in violation of one's oath of office. As a matter of ethics, it may be said that it violates every rule, which by common consent has come to be the ethical standard of official action among right thinking people the world over. As a matter of policy, it my be said that it leads to favoritism of the most pernicious type in the administration of the law, and a strange admixture of despotism and anarchy. Sooner or later a time arrives in any community thus governed when a favorite class of crim inals come to the front as the controlling factor in public affairs. This favorite class may operate joints, gambling houses, houses of prostitution and the like usually for a consideration paid, whereas others may not. The law be comes an engine of oppression, a club, A Piano of High Character There is safety in a famous piano name, if the reputation of that name has been, and is now, consistently lived up to, if those who made the name famous are yet guarding Its honor. - , The first VOSE piano was made by James W. Vose fifty-one years ago. He is yet making the Vose piano, with the improvements learned by a half century of daily experience added to it. In its manufacture he Is assisted bythree sons and two grandsons, each-brought up in the bus iness, each having given his life to the art of piano making. The VOSE family cannot afford to risk the value of this great trade name by making anything short of the best. The VOSE family has made and sold in the last ten years more pianos than In the forty-one preceding years. Thoughtful, careful, critical examination of the 1902 VOSE piano will satisfy the most skeptical of lt3 superior material, construction and consequent tone and durability. We extend a cordial invitation to all-to come to our store to examine and learn how easily and economically you can own one of these superior pianos sold under the Jenkins plan. J. W. JENKINS' SONS MUSIC CO. 1013-1015 Walnut Street. Kansas Gty, Mo. to be used to create a syndicate, or 'trust in the commission of crime which respects no law except greed. In the process of time so-called good citizens cower and cringe In the presence of. and fawn upon the bosses who control the syndicate of crime, which in turn governs the community by grace of the executive officer or officers who elect to abdicate in favor of the unofficial, irresponsible and highly dangerous dis penser of the privileges to commit crime. But this is not all. Such criminal boss is usually but the local and visible rep resentative of some foreign power, like a non-resident brewer who really governs the community. "Much has been said about public officers not being able to do their duty where public sentiment is adverse, but it is about time to say a word about the duty of public officers to stimulate a healthy public sentiment by letting it be known in no uncertain manner that their sympathy, influence and official conduct are on the side of obedience to law. Official conduct is the most po tent factor In the community in mould ing public sentiment for good or evil. (6.) "I will not make a 'hobby of the enforcement of the prohibitory law, or any other law. I will not give any greater attention to the prohibitory law than to the other penal laws of the state unless, by reason of Its more fre quent violation such greater attention becomes necessary to secure the equal and uniform enforcement of all of the laws of the state; but, (7) "I will not use the statement just made (6) as an excuse or cloak to cover a violation of my oath of office with reference to the prohibitory law. "So much for what I will not do. Now a word as to what I will do, (1) "I will take the constitution and statutes as my guide to the duties im posed on the county attorney, and will to the very best of my ability, and with all the energy that I can command, dis charge each and all of such duties. (2.) "The foregoing 1) includes a prom ise, and I ,do hereby solemnly promise, if elected county attorney at the ensuing election to enforce, to the best of my abil ity, the prohibitory liquor law, laws against gambling and the other laws that are now most frequently violated, equally with the other laws of the state." A PANTHER AT LARGE. He Breaks Up a Picnic in the Bronx Park. New Tork, July 28. After gnawing its way out of a wooden box in the Zoological Garden in Bronx park, a young panther, just arrived from Mexico, walked up to a picnic party of women and children and, astonished by their panic, jumped over their heads into a tree and has since led keepers and other hunters a weary chase through the Bronx park jungle. The panther is a fine specimen, 18 inches high at the shoulders, five feet long, and weighs forty-five pounds. He was ship ped from Mexico In a pine box, with slats. To render the possibility of its escape more difficult the panther was chained to the inside of the crate, a heavy collar be ing fastened about his neck, to which the end of the chain was tied. When the crate arrived at the Zoological park it was de posited near the reptile house pending the establishment of its occupant in regular quarters. The keeper having removed one of the slats and unfastened the animal's collar, left the crate unguarded for a time. The panther lost no time in attacking with teeth and claws the soft slats which stood between him and liberty.' The park was well filled with sightseers when the ani mal escaped. Cunningly avoiding the open walks by keeping closely to the bushwood, which in places is very dense, he succeed ed in escaping from the zoological reser vation, and passed into a densely wooded portion of the park. Then the escape was discovered. Six keepers, with shotguns and nets, started out to capture the fugi tive, with directions to shoot only if it ap peared necessary. Through the heavy brush the little posse made its way north ward but four hours passed before any trace was found. About a mile north of the museum, a party of thirty children out picnicking saw the panther emerge from a thicket. It ran toward them and they fled. On one occasion he wandered up to a tablecloth upon which a luncheon had been spread and quickly devoured the meal Sightseers made their way - from the park but nly fleeting glimpses of the animal were obtained, although the hunt was kept up until night. The park authorities say the panther Is not vicious and that it probably will be shot by some one living near the scene. PLAYED HE WAS TRACY. Foolhardy Act of a Seattle Man Nearly Costs Him His Life. Seattle, "Wash., July 28. William JNixon, a suspicious character, tried to win a woman's affections in the guis of Outlaw Tracy, and is nearly dead as the result of his foolhardy act. Ho told an actress in a music hall that he was none other than the famous des perado and threatened her life if she told. He made her buy him drinks and promise to supply him with money. Saturday night when he entered the theater he was attacked by a rjoliceman and the proprietor. Joe Williams, a brother of Deputy Sheriff Jack Wil liams, who was wounded in the battle with Tracy at Bothell on July 3. He was pounded into insensibility and has not fully regained his faculties vet. Th mistake was , discovere when the man's features were compared to those of a photograph at police headquarters. It is almost a miracle that the policeman did not shoot first and investigate af terwards, as he was told positively that the men was Tracy and a reward of nearly $7,000 is ffered for the despera- ao, aeaa or alive. TAKES. NEW TURN Lyon " County Democrats In struct for Curtis. Tote for Him If Harris Can'l Be Elected. IS A CLEVER SCHEME. May by this Means Get Many ' Republican Totes. Would Turn the Tide In Close Counties. A new Influence has been Injected into the contest for United State senator. It has got to the point where the fu sionists are taking a hand in the Re publican fight. In the Democratic county convention In Lvon eountv Saturday afternoon a resolution was passed instructing i" fusionists to support Congressman Curtis for United States senator In case there is no show to re-elect sena tor Harris. The resolution was passed for tne purpose of securing Republican votes for the fusion county ticket. The Re publican convention nominated candi dates for the legislature wno are rot Stanley, for senator. The Martindale faction is for Curtis, and some of the Curtis men are sore. It was t claimed that 100 Curtis men would vote the fu sion county ticket If the fusion rep resentatives were Instructed for Cur tis. This bears out the statements which have been made by the State Journal in the past few weeks that the fusion ists are preparing to make a hard struggle for the legislature. Two years ago Lyon county elected Republican members of the legislature by majori ties of 41 and 121. It can be easily seen that If 100 Republicans bolt the Republican ticket and vote for the fu sionists the fusion county ticket, includ ing representatives, will be elected in Lyon county. It is believed that there is a deal on in Lyon county, because Frank Dale, who pushed the resolution through, is a close friend of William Martindale. and it is believed that some of the Martindale faction knew of the plan. 'It might as well come out now. said Dale on the floor of the conven tion, "for it will come out sooner or later. I have been assured by a group of prominent Republicans that if we instruct our legislative candidates for Curtis we can have 100 votes for our ticket. So. I favor the resolution." It is said that there is a plan to do the same thing in Leavenworth county that is, to bring out independent can didates who shall be for Senator Har ris in case there Is a prospect of re electing turn and If not, they shall be for Curtis. If the fusionists pursue this plan over the state it may make considerable dif ference with the Republican senatorial fight. The contest will, of course, be eventually ended in the Republican leg islative caucus, and it is a question whether any fusion members will be admitted to it, even though they may promise to stand by the decision of tne caucus in the election of a United States senator. Congressman Curtis disclaims any connection with the Lyon county pro gramme and calls on his friends to stand by the Republican nominees for the legislature. I am very much surprised at the ac tion of the convention," he said, "and I hope that my friends may not be misled by any such resolutions. If my friends m Lyon county desire to please me. those wno uve in Mr. Harris district will not only vote for him, but work for his election, and those who live in Mr. Evans district will vote and work for him, these gentlemen being the Repub lican nominees in Lyon county. l want to see these two Republicans elected to the legislature, and it is my desire to have the Republicans of Lyon county support ' the Republican nomi nees, l do not believe that there was any understanding between delegates to the fusion convention and leading Re publicans of Lyon county, but that this was simply a scheme to secure votes, if possible, for the fusion nominees, and I nope mat it win ran. "I desire to take advantage of this op portunity to say to my friends in the state that I want them to support all Re publican nominees to the legislature, re gardless of whom they favor for the United States senate, that the election of a Republican house is more import ant to the Republicans of Kansas than is the candidacy of any individual for the United States senate." Senator W. A. Harris will leave New Tork for Europe on his mission as spe cial commissioner for the Louisiana Purchase exposition next Wednesday. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Harris. The senator will visit Creat Britain. France, Germany and Holland for the purpose of working up a great interna tional live stock exhibit for the expos! tion. He bears credentials to Ambassador-Choate and other officials of the de partment of state, and will endeavor to secure an exhibit from King Edward's royal hero or shorthorns at Sandrlng ham, and another from a herd owned by the late Queen Victoria, which is lo cated at Windsor. Senator Harris will return to America about October 1 and will put in four weeks in the campaign in Kansas. Greenleaf Sentinel: Since Tom Kelly has repaid Miami county the amount he seems to have stolen from it, isn't it about time for the Republicans of the state to demand that Tom be with drawn from the ticket ? For a man to own up that he is a thief don't make him much better thief. In the Thirtieth judicial district the Democrats will hold their judicial con vention at Ellsworth tomorrow to nom nate a candidate for judge. The Pop ulists will meet at Salina a week later. T. L. Bond of Salina will be the nomi nee. , . The fusion ticket nominated In Lyon county Saturday is as follows: Sheriff. Edward S. Newlin; clerk of the court. Charles Jones; county clerk, Wm. Eg gers; register of deeds, George Saffer county treasurer. J. D. East in: county attorney, E. L. McCain: county super intendent, Mary McCreary: surveyor, Alfred Lenherr; coroner. Dr. H. D. Hunt; representative. Fifteenth district, W. S. Williamson; Fifty-first district. T. Jensen, commissioner of First district. jack jones. The - Republican primaries in Donl phan county were held Saturday and the county convention will be held to morrow. Cyrus Leland will be nomi nated for the legislature by acclama tion. This is one county In the First district in which there will be no Cur tis and anti-Curtis fight. Balie Waggener has announced that he will make the race for the legisla ture on the Democratic ticket against , Captain John Seaton, "the father of the house," in Atchison county. It will be the "warmest" legislative race in Kan sas the coming fall because of the prom inence or the contestants. - Dr. William Baird was nominated for the legislature by the Republicans In the country district of Bouroon county Sat urday. He is unpledged on the sena torial question and It is not known who he favors. The PODiillst convention In Graham county has been called to meet on August 30, with 170 delegates, 53 more than were ever allowed in a Populist convention in mat county before, ine can invites an Democrats and "all others who believe in the principles of honest government as ad vocated by the People's Party," to par ticipate in the primaries. The fusirmtatn of Kinsman eountv met In a mass convention and have nominated the toliowmg ticket under the heading: " in dependent:" John Woodson, representa tive: Frank Leach, sheriff: G. M. Frisbie. treasurer; J. K. Sappington, register of deeds: W. R. Long, county clerk; A. Har ris, district clerk; J. Q. Jenkins, county at- tui ney . William Diarr, jiuuair juugc, v . H. Child, surveyor; J. W. Weatherd, com missioner. William Allen White publishes the fol lowing tribute to the memory of L. ; S. Crura: "The dath of Littleton S. Crura. United States marshal for the district of Kansas, removes a strong, unique charac ter from Kansas politics. Crum was of the old school, a stalwart of . stalwarts. His party faith was bred in the war of the rebellion and -strengthened in the days when Kansas counted her majorities for the Republicans by the scores of thou sands. He never grumbled about Issues or creeds. Anything the party stood for was good, enough for old Lit Crum, and wnen tne ticKet was nommaieu mm me platform made, he got out and hustled for vntps.- We wnti a kind, eood hearted, hon est Republican and a good citizen. The Republican state conventions won't be the same with Lit Crum gone." , DEAD IN A WINE ROOM. An Unknown Woman Killed in a Chicago Saloon. Chicago, July 28. Her face black from strangulation and blood flowing from a wound on the side of her head, the body of an unidentified woman about 32 years old and fashionably garbed was found in a. wineroom ; of Henry O'Hara's saloon in Wells street near the river early this morning. The police soon after arrested James Grant and Edward Goff, said fb have been seen in the company of the womanj Twer policemen on duty on Wells street were notified by an unknown man that a woman was dead in - tne saloon. The officers at once entered the place, allowing the unknown man to pass on. In the rear room they found the dead woman. Other men and. wo men were found drinking at tables in the place and seemed to be ignorant of the tragedy that had occurred in the rear. - - The dead woman Is unknown to the frequenters of the saloon, and from her appearance the police say they do not believe she was accustomed to en ter such a saloon. The theory of the police Is that she was drugged, taken into the saloon and there killed. Blood stains were found on the collar, neck, tie and shirt of one of the men under arrest. TESSELS BUILT. IT umber Shows Slight Decline From Previous Year. New Tork, July 28. A publication just Issued -gives the number of vessels built in United States ports during the year ended June 30 as 1,657 of 478,981 gross tons. In the year preceding there were built 1,709 vessels of 489,616 tons gross." This year the sail tonnage aggregated 101,072 tons, last year 128,099 tons. A substantial Increase - is noteff in steel steamers, which aggregate 275,479' tons, as against 235,265 tons for last year. Canal boats and barges nave aecnnea rrom ss,ssi to tti.ua tons. No new orders of imnortance are noted on the seaboard and in this respect the outlook is not as favorable- as it was a year ago. In the Great Lakes district there is every indication or a volume or ship building in 1903 fullv eaual to the record year now closing. The lake , shiDbuilders close tneir year about midsummer, as their most active period is the fall and winter. In the year now closing thev have built 43 vessels,, costing about $10,250,000. They already have for the coming year orders for 28 -vessels that are to cost about f7.ZDll,U0O. This summary does not of course take into account any of the small vessels. It refers only to large steel ships. ' In this list of new lake vessels, for the year " cluing as well as the year to come, only two are tow barges. The lone steamer is sup planting tne steamer ana its consort. DR. BALDWIN DEAD. He Was Recording Secretary of the M. E. Missionary Society. New Tork, July 28. Rev. Dr. Stephen L. Baldwin, recording secretary of the Mis sionary society of the Methodist Episco pal church, died today in .Brooklyn of typhoid fever. He was 67 years of age. Dr. Baldwin was born at Somerville, N. J., and antered the ministry in 1S58. - From 1859 until 1882, with the exception of two years, he was a missionary in China. For four years while in China he was super intendent of the Foo Chow mission, and for several years he edited the Chinese Recorder. He assisted m translating the Scriptures, the discipline of the Methodist church, etc., to the Fukien colonial dialect. For health reasons he returned to the uni ted States with his family in 1882. In June, 1889, he was elected recording secretary of the missionary society, which position he had since fllied- Sea Serpent is Dead. ' ' New Tork, July 28. The strange sea monster channomurena vitata, recently received at the Battery Park aquarium in this city from Bermuda, is dead from injuries, received in its capture. It has been placed In a glass case filled with formaldehyde. The case was hermeti cally sealed. . , OUR NATIONAL DISEASE Caused by Coffee. Physicians know that drugs will not correct the evils caused by. coffee, and the only remedy is to stop drinking It, Dr. W. J. Allison of Heber, Ark. says: "I have been a coffee drinker for 50 years and have often-thought that I could not live without it, but after many years of suffering, with our national malady, dyspepsia, I attribut ed it to the. drinking of coffee, - and after some thought detera ined to . use Postum Food Coffee for my : morning drink. I saw that Postum' was made carefully with directions, and found it just suited my taste. At first I used it only for'- breakfast, but I found i my self getting so much better that I used it at all meals, and I am pleased to say- that it has entirely cured me or indi gestion.'. I gained 19 pounds in four months and my general good - health is greatly lmnroved. - - "I must tell you of a young lady In Illinois. She had been in 1H health for many years, the vital forces low," but with little nain. I wrote her of the good that Postum did me and advised her to try It At the ena or tne year she wrote- me that Postum had entirely cured her and that she had gained 40 pounds in weight and felt like herself again. r SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES and RETURN 0A only. ctv VIA THE SANTA FE BIENNIAL MEETING KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Tickets on sale July 29th and August ad to 10th, inclusive, good returning as late as September 30th. Passengers have privilege of going one way and returning another. ! Through trains daily at 1:15 p. m., carrying Standard and Tourist Sleepers. Only three nights out to Los Angeles via the Santa Fe. .... , . : The Famous California Limited runs Wednesdays and Sundays. These tickets will be good on the Limited. V ; ' !. : . '' '" ' The country traversed by the Santa Fe through Colorado, New Mexico, Ari zona and Southern California, is noted for its grand mountain scenery, unique Mexican and Indian pueblos. The Grand Canyon of Arizona must be seen to be appreciated. Pueblo Indians, with their peculiar' customs and unique dress, may be seen at several stations. i Famous Harvey Eating Houses all the way except for California Limited passengers. r y Go out via the Santa Fe and see something. Return via the Northern Route, and see Salt Lake City, Glen wood Springs, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver, and take your time to do so. It is impossible to see these places in a half a day. . . FOR FULL INFORMATION, CALL ON OR ADDRESS BUNG, Or T. M. JAMES, North Topeka. Agent, Topeka. SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS And Jennings could but forecast drought While "Cider tola or rain; Betwixt them both they guessed it right, And now tney'll try again. Marshall's band finished their concert in the Casino Sunday. The Topeka club has not accepted the challenge of the Elks for a ping-pong match. Some of the larger potato growers in this vicinity are beginning to harvest the crop. Thomas Hiskev. of the Wakeeney gov ernment land office, was in Topeka to day on business. Dick Cooley. the Topeka ball player with Boston, is sliding down the to boggan in his batting. John MacVicar is attending the Re publican state convention at Ies Moines, Iowa, this week. The Indian green corn dance com mences on the reservation grounds Tuesday and continues until July 31. This week the list of real estate on which the taxes have not been paid will be advertised by the county treasurer. Concert parties from nearby towns are being arranged to come to Topeka Saturday for the Banda Rossa con certs. A . Many people who boarded the cars at Garfield park yesterday during the hard rain left them at the Union Pa cific depot. - E. W. Thompson. - assistant general passenger agent of the Rock Island, is back from Chicago, where he spent last week. The Fort Riley soldiers and the To peka Business college baseball teama did not play Saturday afternoon on account of rain. Miss Mabel Landis, who underwent an operation at Christ hospital last week, is reported to be maKing sausiac- tory improvement. Mrs. J. S. McDonald has returned to her home in Green Valley, 111., after a brief visit with her sister, Mrs. John Jurrens of Auburndale. East Fourth and East Tenth avenues are becoming popular with the people who drive carriages since the pave ments have been put in. There will be a meeting of the Low- man Hill Emerson club this evening at the home of G. M. Blair, second house south of the Lawman Hill school house. It looks like Ringling's and the Wild West shows will be in Topeka in the near future. iThey are both scheduled for Denver within the next two weeks. The four-year-old daughter of Mrs. Edward Clarke of Atchison, who has been ill with an acute attack of cholera infantum at the home of Mrs. A. Metz ger, 505 East Sixth street, is now out of danger. Dr. W. L. Borst, a graduate of the Kansas Medical college In 1900 and until recently located at Republic City, went to Meriden today. He has purchased the practice of Dr. Wilson, who is ser iously ill. J. W. Borst, who came here over a year ago and has invested in several town and country properties, left for White, South Dakota, today for a two months' stay. Business will be com bined with pleasure on the trip. J. C. Gregory, a farmer living four miles south of Topeka on the Burling game road, brought to this office this morning a potato wignmg z pounds, it is an irregular tuber showing the effects of the recent rains in causing the growth of the smaller potatoes on either side of it. . The farmers who have to use the Sar- dou avenue bridge are objecting to it being used as a dumping ground. They claim that every day wagons loaded with refuse are driven from Topeka onto the bridge and the refuse thrown into the river but In such a careless manner that much of the refuse clings to the bridge. The Shawnee County News published at Rossville says: "If you want to see 'somethin' doin go down to D. M. Howard's place and see Flesher thresh ing 1,000 bushels of wheat a day; C. C. McPherson stacking alfalfa hay at the rate of 30 to 40 tons a day: and in an other section others stacking wheat at a. rapid rate. It was also lively in' the wheat field on his ranch yesterday, Frank Allen killed a 10-year-old rattle snake." - Rev. J. D. Countermine, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will leave Friday for Troy, N. Y., where he will spend a part of his summer vacation. Rev. J. W. Countermine, pastor of Mornlngside Presbyterian church, Sioux City, la., will arrive in topeka Tues day morning and supply the pulpit a portion of the time during his absence. Others who will preach will be Rev."Mr Bess of Independence and Rev.Dr.E H. Newcomb of the First' Presbyterian church, Keokuk, la. Rev. Mr. Counter mine will also be at Asbury Park,N. J., before, returning to his pastoral duties here. 0N WESTERN TRIPS. University of Chicago Sends Out Two Expeditions. Chicago, July 28. The University of Chicago has Just sent out two geological expeditions to make extended trips of in vestigation through the west. One of these parties,' numbering seven persons, under the direction of Prof. Rollln Salis bury, has left for the Big Horn mountains Sao FramiCuSco amicQ IRetmnrim : M5 Special Train Will Leave Rock Island Depot. ACCOUNT BIENNIAL. MEETING. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS San Francisco, California, August 1 1 th to 22d, The Rock Island will sell tickets at $45.00 for the round trip. Tickets on sale July 29th, August 2d to 10th inclusive, with final return limit September 30th. Liberal stop-overs1 on both going and return trip. For tickets, reservations, and all other information, see: A. W. LACEY, North Topeka. in Wyoming. They will be gone until the first of October. The other' expedition, consisting of twelve students. In charge of Prof. R. I. George, leaves the city this morning for a trip through the Mississippi valley. . , .- Professor Salisbury's party expects to spend its time studying the glaciation of the Big Horn mountains. Prof. George's students will investigate- the rocks and topography of the Mississippi valley. A party of seven, under the direction of Prof. W. W. Atwood of the university, has been at work for some time among the Uintah mountains in Utah. Another party of two, accompanied by F. P. Calpoun, is at work now in the hills of Montana. ' : In all nearly fifty students of the uni versity will be in the field this summer. . Threw Chairs on Their Heads. , .V Venice, July 28. Rioting In various parts of this city has followed the success of the Clerico-Moderates : in 'the communal elections. A mob smashed the windows of the Moderate club on the Plaza Gari baldi and the members of the club retali ated by throwing chairs on .the heads' of the attacking crowd. Troops and the po lice intervened and order was restored. A similar outbreak occurred at Padua. " . IT BEATS ALL CREATION THE WAT FEOFLE PRAISE The editor of one of the great daily papers says: It'sthefinestready-tb-eat food I ever tasted. My family can't get enough of it, and the baby cries for it." One of the sweetest and most sensible youngladiessays: "I just love Per-foand eat it regularly. It is certainly a fine food." Anoted physician says: "Itcon tains the proper proportion of food nutri ents and is thoroughly predigested. It is certainly a fine thing for dyspeptics." Another reason why Per-fo is the best food for hot weather is that it does not heat , the. blood. It also . quiets the nerves and stores np energy for any needful emergency. Try a package. Your grocer sells it. Made only by The Real Food Co., Ltd., Battle Creek,, Mich. 5.00 v-; h I 1 VIA Sunday, August 3d, 9 o'clock p. m. A. M. FULLER, Rock Island Depot. STAR GROCERY E. nontgoroery. Prop. 1 12 .. 6th. Phone 252. 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